from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sword-shaped, as a leaf of an iris.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. sword-shaped
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sword-shaped; having the form of a sword, either straight or curved, as the legume of a plant; ensiform.
Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding."
To facilitate the gladiators, but to never gladiate.
He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."
Coliseum tear human beings limb from limb, and drink their blood, and see gladiators gladiate, and chop down their antagonists, and put one foot on their prostrate necks, like they do in the theaters, and then I am ready to leave this town and be good. "